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Delightful first dictionary with simple definitions of over 1000 words. Each word is illustrated with Jo Litchfield's hand-made models and has a short sentence showing how the word is used. Colourful alphabet illustration along the edges of the cover helps children navigate the dictionary. Additional thematic spreads cover key themes, such as seasons, colours, numbers, and shapes. Includes simple explanations of the parts of speech and a guide to using a dictionary.
Felicity Brooks is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She studied English and Drama at Exeter University and worked as an actor, teacher and lexicographer before starting work in children’s publishing in the late 1980s. She has written and edited hundreds of children’s titles, including stories and novelty books for pre-schoolers and books about history, geography, languages, science, maths, nature and the arts. Her books have won the TES Senior Information Book Award, the Aventis Science Books Prize, the SLA Information Book Award, the Sheffield Baby Books Award and Practical Pre-school Gold and Silver Awards.